Dressing up Leggings

Looking cute and comfortable at the same time

By Lizzie Casella, Managing Editor

women wearing different styles of leggings

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Leggings are truly all the rage in and out of the gym setting. This style that started as work out clothing has taken over fashion as the new pair of pants. They are comfortable and completely versatile. With a wide range of options they are perfect for being completely casual and on the go or a night out on the town. It is a way to look fashionable and still maintain comfort, which is always important. One should never have to sacrifice comfort and style for an outfit.

Leggings are truly all the rage in and out of the gym setting. This style that started as work out clothing has taken over fashion as the new pair of pants. They are comfortable and completely versatile. With a wide range of options they are perfect for being completely casual and on the go or a night out on the town. It is a way to look fashionable and still maintain comfort, which is always important. One should never have to sacrifice comfort and style for an outfit.

Pleather and Leather
Leather or pleather is a great way to spice up leggings for a party or fancy event. These can range from plain black or other fun colors. The best look is a silver or charcoal colored with a pair of high heels and a statement top. For a more casual look add a sweater with simple jewelry and accessory accents and let the leggings speak for themselves.

Cool and Casual
A simple pair of black leggings can always be paired with a plain t-shirt with a long button down shirt over it. Pair this with your favorite pair of tall boots or booties and a scarf. This is a super comfy outfit that offers versatility with colors. A bright shirt with a solid and darker button down is a classic combo or a plain shirt with a flannel works well too and the scarf can be the standout pattern. Wearing a plain t-shirt with sneakers is basically a replacement for sweatpants but still comfortable and more put together for a day of errands.

Slightly Shorter
Crop leggings still have a place in the colder weather. With a pair of slightly cropped leggings, throw on the favorite pair of ankle boots or flats to complete the look. On top add a heavier sweater or a few layers of a dress and coat combo to keep warm and still utilize all of your legging collection.

Respectfully Reserved
For those who are uncomfortable in leggings with a shorter skirt there are many great ways to still wear leggings and accommodate this in a fashionable way. Pairing leggings with a longer cardigan that ends around the knees works. Also wearing a long or over sized shirt. A shirt long enough to almost be a dress but it is right above this length is basically made for leggings and is an adorable option as well. Another reasonable attire option is to wear an actual dress. Tights are a bit thin for the winter temperatures so replacing these with leggings as a substitute is great for dresses and skirt looks. It also is a way to hide older leggings with holes or that are fading.